Information and Communication Engineering (M.Sc.)


Information and Communication Engineering (iCE)

(Master of Science)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: English in the first year; English and German in the second year.
Internship: A minimum 12-week technical internship (“Praktikum”) must be completed before registering for the Master's thesis. Completion of the internship before beginning the courses is strongly recommended. For further information, please contact the department's Service Centre.
Requirements for Admission:
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements (“Kompetenzen”); see Eingangsprüfung.
  • Proof of English Proficiency with UNIcert III level examination certificate or an equivalent certificate. Further information may be found in the Degree Programme Regulations.
  • An Online Test must be taken and passed as proof of sufficient knowledge of the field. The Online Test is mandatory for all applicants.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service.
Please also note the general information on the Master's degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

Brief Description

The research-oriented study programme Master of Science Information and Communication Engineering is focused on the theoretical basics, models and applications of information transmission and processing. This includes communication techniques and algorithms, methods for their microelectronic integration in hardware/software solutions with applications in mobile and multimedia communication, coding, data compression, security, image processing, medical systems etc. The interdisciplinary study programme is tailored to German as well as foreign students intending to pursue a degree with an international focus and courses held in English.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The programme consists of an Mandatory Subject Area (33 CPs) and an Optional Fundamentals (10 CPs) as well as an Elective Subject Area (41 CPs). In the Elective Subject Area students select three of the following specialised subject areas:

  • Device Technology and Circuit Design
  • Electronic System Design
  • Communication Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Communication Science and Media Technology
  • IT in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

In addition, the Studium Generale (6 CPs) allows students from abroad to attend German language courses in the first semesters.

The Master’s Thesis (30 CPs) is scheduled for the fourth semester. At that point, students must have achieved a minimum of 75 Credit Points; successfully mastered the language exams from the catalogue „Languages“, and completed the obligatory technical internship, (see the internship regulations: Praktikumsordung).

In terms of content, the Master`s Thesis must not overlap with the technical internship.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

FAQ Studies


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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